Genetics of childhood disorders: XXXII. Autoimmune disorders, part 5: streptococcal infection and autoimmunity, an epidemiological perspective.

@article{Bessen2001GeneticsOC,
  title={Genetics of childhood disorders: XXXII. Autoimmune disorders, part 5: streptococcal infection and autoimmunity, an epidemiological perspective.},
  author={Debra E. Bessen},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={1346-8}
}
  • Debra E. Bessen
  • Published 2001 in
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
There is increasing recognition that microbial infections are important contributors to a wide range of chronic conditions. Peptic ulcer disease may be due to the bacterium Helicobacter pylori rather than to emotional stress and diet. For years the conventional wisdom had been that no microbe could survive the acidic conditions of the stomach. Until recently the blood-brain barrier was considered impenetrable to plasma proteins, such as antibody and complement. Now it is purported that several… CONTINUE READING